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ConocoPhillips Maintenance Technician - Eagle Ford in KENEDY, Texas

Title: Maintenance Technician - Eagle Ford


Job Number: 00TD3

Who We Are

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent Exploration and Production (E&P) company, based on production and proved reserves. With operations in 17 countries, we explore for, develop and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Eagle Ford Overview

ConocoPhillips acreage is located in the sweet spot of the Eagle Ford tight oil trend, located in the Western Gulf Basin of South Texas. The company was one of the first to enter the play in 2009, and by year-end 2018 held approximately 200,000 net leasehold and mineral acres, primarily in DeWitt, Karnes and Live Oak counties. Since field inception, ConocoPhillips has produced more than 300 million barrels of oil equivalent from the field and continues to build the Eagle Ford into a legacy asset with production expected for years to come. In 2018, net production from the Eagle Ford averaged 186 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, with about 80 percent of the production coming from liquids.


If you are selected as the Maintenance Technician, you will serve as ConocoPhillips Preventive Maintenance Technician. You will lead several corrective maintenance (CM) and preventative maintenance (PM) activities. You will also be responsible for communications and support within the asset's operating areas. Applicant will need to live within establish living radius.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Execute preventive and corrective maintenance program including defect elimination process

  • Collaborate with key support groups and customers to ensure goal alignment with Asset & Operating Integrity (A&OI) program & Health Safety & Environmental (HSE) requirements

  • Working with the Maintenance Coordinator and Operations personnel in planning and developing PM procedures for various equipment

  • Champion the use of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) tool, insuring the appropriate technical resources have been assigned to address root causes

  • Manage job assignments for contractors

  • Maintain a close link on the planning and scheduling function driving strict discipline in observation of the various work schedules

  • Work with Operations to ensure proper prioritization of work. Managing of change/risk assessment responsibilities

  • Lead the maintenance and reliability efforts within the asset to improve equipment reliability while focusing on the management of field maintenance activities

  • Lead and participate in incident investigations when needed

  • Drive contractor safety through HSE Management System & Contractor management, safety orientations and management reviews with vendors

  • Establish procedure and guidelines and ensures that all work activities are performed according to the established procedures, guidelines and schedules

  • Identify requirements to maintain appropriate skills for company and contract personnel

  • Driving continuous improvement by developing new philosophies and maintenance tactics



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee

  • Valid driver's license

  • 1 years of experience in compression/rotating equipment and maintenance programs

  • Currently reside or willing to relocate within a 40-mile driving radius of Kenedy, TX

  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform/align with following:

  • Climb various ladders and stairs to perform maintenance on equipment

  • Raise and transport items weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material daily on even and uneven terrain

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Work alone a high percentage of the time

  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Be on call

  • Work unscheduled overtime

  • Travel up to 10%


  • Associate's degree or higher in Applied Science or related field or foreign equivalent

  • 5 years experience in compression/rotating equipment and maintenance programs

  • 5 years experience working in the oil and gas industry

  • Proficient in contractor management

  • Proficient in PC use, Access, Excel, SAP

  • Ability to collect accurate and meaningful data and extract trends and useful information to help improve operations

  • Proven ability as a Safety Leader at present work location

  • Strong technical and functional experience

  • Good analytical skills (RCA, MOC, trends, etc.)

  • Contractor relationship management. Understands the work order management process and planning/scheduling

  • Effective interpersonal skills and problem solving

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Strong leadership and promote team building in a challenging, creative and rewarding environment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage and motivate personnel with a diverse range of skills

  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on dedications by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right

  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals

  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged views, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results

  • Builds positive relationships based on trust and strives to seek collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of February 17, 2020.

Candidates for this U.S. position must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee or asylee. Individuals with temporary visas such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, NATO, O, P, Q, R or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization in the United States now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Maintenance Technician - Eagle Ford

Veteran Spotlight

Becky Peavler


“One of the things I liked most about the Army was the camaraderie and ‘unit first’ aspect of Solider life. When I left the military, I had the opportunity to be a consultant and work with a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry. What drew me to ConocoPhillips was the culture of how they treated people. Even as a consult I knew the support I was providing was valued and I felt like part of the team. As an employee, I have traveled to most of our global office locations and experienced the same positive teamwork culture everywhere I have visited. Now as a leader in the company, I am empowered to reinforce our People and Teamwork pillars of our SPIRIT values.”

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